No matter what stage you’re at in production, you’ll always be deciding which codecs and compression rates to use during import and export. Today, we’re going to look at the necessity of certain types of compression rates in different scenarios, and give you a few practical tips to help you get a deeper understanding of how codecs interact with your VFX footage.

It's that time of year again. The Oscars deliver the best VFX breakdowns, screeners are delivered, and theaters are filled with exclusive and limited showings. The following breakdowns show once again that VFX is the nexus point of technology, art, and creative problem-solving.

Our goal is to help the disorganized VFX artists out there with a few practical tips for cleaning up their messy VFX projects. We also want to help the artists in Camp One by providing them with resources to help their Camp Two co-workers. As you're reading this, keep an eye out for a few After Effects tricks that can help you be even more organized.